Harsh Rules, Violent Punishments Under Is Rule

For the millions forced to endure the Islamic State group's brutal rule, life in the "caliphate" was a living hell where girls were enslaved, music was banned and homosexuality was punishable by death.

134 Fulani Herders Killed By Gunmen In Mali

Gunmen killed at least 134 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday, a local mayor said, the deadliest such attack of recent times in a region reeling from worsening ethnic and jihadist violence.

Apple’s High-Stakes Hollywood Audition

For a streaming service to be announced tomorrow, Apple spent two years securing deals with showbiz royalty — Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, the L.A. Times' Ryan Faughnder and Wendy Lee write on the front page.